She has 'it'. It isn’t just her long legs- though they do help- it is the way she uses them. It isn’t just her good looks- and she is beautiful- but her natural presence. It isn’t just her skills- and they are great- but the way she infuses them with style and her special, indefinable quality.
There is not much I can say about Ana Porgras that hasn’t already been said, or photographed or made into a montage. Porgras is our archetype of the ideal gymnast- beautiful elegant, powerful and skilled.
She is the ghost of a gymnastics past we will never, ever get back. -Brigid McCarthy [x]